Belgium Advanced Facilities Profile: Market Shares, Strategies, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2019 to 2030

Belgium Advanced Facilities Profile: Market Shares, Strategies, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2019 to 2030

  • Winter Green Research
  • October 2019
  • Industry Profile
  • 174 pages

Report Description


The study is useful for companies seeking to understand the Belgian market and to understand how to locate a regional headquarters in Belgium. It outlines advanced facilities in industrial areas in which Belgium has centers of excellence.

Anheuser-Busch InBev is the world’s largest brewer and the largest company in Belgium. Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV (abbreviated as AB InBev) is a Brazilian-Belgian multinational drink and brewing holdings company based in Leuven, Belgium. Additional main offices are located in São Paulo, New York City, London, St. Louis, Mexico City, Bremen, Johannesburg and others. The company was enlarged in October 2016 when AB InBev purchased SABMiller and concluded a merger of the two entities.
Anheuser-Busch Inbev is headquartered in Leuven, Belgium and has 49 office locations across 45 countries.

Ahold Delhaize comes from the 2016 ‘merger’ of Dutch supermarket group Ahold (Albert Heijn) and its Belgian counterpart Delhaize. This left Ahold with 61% of the shares, Delhaize with the remaining 39%.
The Dutch are firmly in the driving seat, located in Zaandam, just up the coast from Amsterdam. The first Albert Heijn grocery store was opened in 1887 in nearby Oostzaan. The grocery chain expanded through the first half of the 20th century and went public in 1948.

According to Susan Eustis, principal author of the study “The development of business in Belgium will continue to leverage its support for NATO and for the EU. Belgium is truly defined by an international place that is ready to support business growth for companies that are able to fit into the culture.

Favorable work environments and a culture of integrity are a draw for Belgium. The people are nice and the working conditions are comfortable in Belgium. Belgium is characterized by a desire for people to get along. Brixit has been an issue for UK based companies because the loss of free trade is a problem. Brixit has been a draw for business in Belgium.

Belgium has a modern, private enterprise economy. It has a diversified industrial and commercial base. Industry is concentrated in the populous Flanders in the north, around Brussels and in the two biggest Walloon cities, Liège and Charleroi. Barriers to entry in Belgium include density of regulatory environments at every level.

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Companies Profiled
Market Leaders

  • Port of Antwerp
  • Telecommunications Services
  • Anheuser-Busch InBev
  • Ahold / Delhaize
  • UCB
  • Solvay
  • Umicore

Market Participants

  • Belgium Shipping and Trading
  • Port of Antwerp
  • Telecommunications Services
  • Proximus / Belgacom
  • Automotive, Transportation, Manufacturing, and Retail
  • Van Hool
  • Pharmaceuticals, Flowers, Beer, Beverages, and Food
  • Pfizer
  • Anheuser-Busch InBev
  • Colruy
  • Ahold / Delhaize
  • Coca-Cola
  • Belgium Bio-Pharma & Healthcare:
  • UCB
  • Chemicals, Minerals Technology, IT, and Data Centers in Belgium
  • Solvay
  • Umicore

Key Topics

  • Belgium Government Construction Investment Programme is Set to Grow
  • Quality of The Danish Business Climate
  • Belgium Construction Barriers
  • Shell Oil
  • Taxation in Belgium
  • Wind Energy
  • Environmental Issues
  • Atmospheric Issues
  • Belgium Need to Meet Carbon Emissions and Climate Change Targets
  • Water Issues in Belgium
  • Waste Issues in Belgium
  • United Shipping & Trading
  • Fuel Trading
  • Road Transport
  • Airbus
  • Efficient Advanced Facilities in Belgium
  • Belgium Construction
  • Local Belgium

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Table of Content

1.0 Overview 10

2.0 Belgium Profile 11

2.1 Belgium Construction Investment Programme 13
2.2 Quality of The Belgium Business Climate 15
2.3 Belgium Construction Barriers for International Companies 16
2.4 Belgian Government Positions to Support Construction 18
2.5 Belgium Environmental Work Safety 20

3.0 Belgium Safety Culture 20
3.1 Belgian Worksite Safety Inspections 21
3.2 Belgian Worksite Labor Inspections 22
3.3 Belgian Initiatives for Safety Inspections 24
3.4 Belgium Environmental Positioning 24
3.5 Enforcement in Belgium 25

4.0 Taxation in Belgium 27
4.1 Taxation Authority 27
4.2 Belgium Corporate Taxes 28
4.3 Belgium Personal Income Tax Rates 29
4.4 VAT 30
4.5 Taxation of Non-Residents 32
4.6 Belgium Double Taxation Agreements 32

5.0 Legal System in Belgium 33
5.1 Legal System 33
5.1.1 Belgian Legislature 34
5.1.2 Belgium Executive Branch 34
5.2 Court System in Belgium 35
5.3 Belgium Application of the Law – Prison Systems 38
5.4 Belgian Legal System and Advisory Councils 38
5.5 Belgium Universal Access to Health Care 39
5.6 Belgium Typical Delivery Model Applicable – Contract Type 40
5.7 Belgium Regional Government 41
5.8 Belgium Local Regulations & Compliance 42
5.9 Supervision of Construction Contracts 45
5.9.1 Supervision of Construction Contracts via Software 47
5.9.2 Belgian Labor Union Market 47
5.10 Work Permits in Belgium 48
5.11 Driving in Belgium 53
5.12 Permitting Requirements of Developments in Belgium 54
5.13 The National Building Code of Belgium 55
5.14 Ministry of The Environment Steers and Monitors Construction 56
5.15 Municipalities Steer and Monitor Construction in Their Area of Belgium 57
5.16 Local Belgium - Municipalities 57
5.17 Responsibilities Building Project: Planning a Construction Project in Belgium 114

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